By Professor Eric D Widmer
Family Configurations develops present scholarship on households and intimate lives by means of demonstrating that kinfolk relationships, faraway from being fluid and inconsequential, are extra established and devoted than ever. in accordance with a chain of empirical reviews performed within the US and Europe, this quantity finds the range of kinfolk relationships that turn out to be because of the quite a few key kinfolk concerns, emphasizing the supportive and disruptive interdependencies latest between huge units of relations past the extended family. by means of utilising social community how to discover the relational styles of up to date households, and utilising wealthy empirical info, this booklet attracts on contemporary advancements in relations sociology, social community research and kinship reports to provide a desirable interdisciplinary method of the family.
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Family Configurations: A Structural Approach to Family Diversity by Professor Eric D Widmer